So I bought a motorcycle. Thought I'd futz with the techniques for making stuff for it. I turned a set of handlebar risers for a friends bobber and they turned out rather nice.
Looking at the sissybar, it's roughly 1/4" steel, cut, bent, and chromed.
How would a home shop fella duplicate it? Would the cheap, clamp to your workbench, Harbor Freight metal brake be able to bent 1/4" steel? I'd imagine duplicating a symmetric shape might take a little practice.
I'll bet I con convince the minimill to plunge cut and form cut-outs.
I figure I'd farm out the chroming, how perfect does the surface of the metal have to be to take a good chrome?
What are your experiences?